Fruits are generally good for everyone’s health.

However, for people living with type 2 diabetes, some fruits are better while some should be eaten with moderation. This is because some fruits have a high glycemic index thus raising blood sugar levels in the body. Such fruits should be avoided and instead, one should eat more of the fruits with a low glycemic index.

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Check out some of the best fruits for people living with diabetes:

Fruits with low glycemic index (below 55)

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Berries

Cherries

Grapefruit

Grapes

Kiwi fruit

Banana

Avocado

Apple

Nectarines

Orange

Peaches

Strawberries

Plums

Pears

Fruits with medium glycemic index (56-69)

Pineapples

Pawpaw

Figs

Honeydew melon

High glycemic index fruits (above 70)

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Water melon

Dates

While fruits with high glycemic index are not really unsafe, it’s advisable to eat more of those that have a low glycemic index. And even though there is no treatment for diabetes, you can successfully manage it. The best thing however is to lead a healthy lifestyle to avoid being diabetic since lifestyle is a major cause of type 2 diabetes.

Exercise and eating right are just some of the things you can do to prevent diabetes.